East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

2 Bears Interview

From the archive, 2012 to be exact, I got to chat to Raf and Joe 2 Bears about their then debut album. Their second record is about to drop too, and what I’ve heard from it is excellent.

Cate le Bon – Duke

Cate’s Mug Museum is her best work to date, a stunning album that oozes warmth and fragility. Duke is a highlight, and here’s a weird little video for it. Expert magic tricks from H Hawkline in this.

Raury – Cigarette Song

Another excellent new song from Atlanta’s Raury.

Reading + Leeds Tips!

I chose ten artists I’d like to see at Reading Festival / Leeds Festival this year;

Horizons / Gorwelion

Horizons is a project from BBC Wales that has chosen 12 artists to work with and highlight in 2014. The 12 artists are varied, and all have videos featured HERE that show their talent. Some, like Casi, Candelas and Chris Jones, recorded their videos at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Llanelli recently. Well worth a look.

Ibeyi – River

This arrives and totally floors me.

Latitude Lake Stage

I’m delighted to be back at beautiful Latitude Festival in Suffolk this weekend, having put the line up together for the Lake Stage. It’s going to be a great one! Check the line up HERE

Son Little – Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches

Slow Club – Suffering You, Suffering Me

I’ve been a big fan of Rebecca and Charles’ music since the first album, and now they’re back. Their passion for the intricate, their knack of flooring with the subtlest of lines and always a generous ear for melody has never sounded better on this wall of sound influenced stomper. And what a video!